Moroccan Hammam

Moroccan Hammams”means bath or bathroom,but in particular a traditional bathroom,or “Turkish bath”. Actually the North African steam bath dates back to Roman times,and the principle of a Moroccan hammam is the same as that of a Roman bath.There is a hot room where you gather around you all the buckets of hot and cold water that you need, clean a space for yourself on the floor, and then lie down on it and sweat out all the dirt .Then you, or a friend,or the hammam attendant ,scrub your skin with a rough glove called a kissa ,or with a loofah. For men and women alike, Moroccan hammam is a place to socialize, and for female travellers, it’s a great place to meet Moroccan women . For men, the big time to visit Moroccan hammam is before Friday prayers . When you’ve sweated it all out and rubbed it all off, you emerge glowing and also very relaxed. Ideally, you then rest in the changing room a while before heading for home (women)or a café (men)to enjoy a nice cup of mint tea.

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Moroccan Hammam